Chest Pain Spreads to Arm, Watch Out for Heart Attack

VIVA – Based on data from the 2018 Basic Health Research (Riskesdas), there are three chronic diseases with the highest sufferers in East Java. Hypertension is in the first place with a total of 11,481,333 patients, followed by 599,339 heart disease sufferers, and finally stroke disease with a total of 391,984 sufferers.

Heart specialist, dr. Achmad Lefi, dr, SpJP (K), FIHA revealed that in a webinar with the theme “Heart Alert at a Productive Age, Recognize Risk Factors and Prevention”, in general, a heart attack is a closed heart condition or sudden freezing occurs due to lack of nutritional oxygen intake. into the chest. He emphasized the need to recognize various risk factors and prevent chronic diseases, one of which is heart disease.

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“There are several signs that someone is having a heart attack, including pain, pain, or discomfort in the middle of the chest. The pain then spreads to the left arm, shoulder, back, neck like a feeling of suffocation. Then followed by shortness of breath, nausea. , vomiting, dizziness, and even fainting, “he explained in a Webinar initiated by Lifepack.

Dr. Lefi added, currently there are 16.8 million people with heart disease in Indonesia, with the domination of age 45-65 years old as much as 6.88 million. Therefore, a solution is needed for people with heart disease to increase regularity in taking medication. One of them, Lifepack, the first digital pharmacy in Indonesia as a complete drug service provider to meet drug availability.

“I see Lifepack as a solution to problems to improve the regularity of taking medication for people with chronic diseases, one of which is heart disease,” he said.

Lifepack & Jovee CEO, Natali Ardianto, said that digital pharmacies can provide innovation for sufferers of chronic diseases. Thus, adherence to taking medication can continue to be done to prevent complications that lurk.

“We are expanding our services to Surabaya is the right step to help increase awareness of medical adherence or medical adherence to the people of Surabaya. Because the city of Surabaya has quite a high number of chronic disease sufferers including hypertension, heart disease, and stroke,” said Natali.

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